Journal : Journal of Proteome Research , vol. 6 , p. 2720–2731–12 , 2007
International Standard Numbers
Printed : 1535-3893
Electronic : 1535-3907
Publication type : Academic article
Issue : 7
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Postmortem changes in protein composition up to 24 h in bovine longissimus thoracis muscle were investigated by two-dimensional gel electrophoresis and MALDI-TOF MS/MS. A total of 47 spots were significantly changed the first 24 h postmortem. The 39 identified proteins can be divided into five groups: metabolic enzymes, defense and stress proteins, structural proteins, proteolytic enzymes, and unclassified proteins. The identified metabolic enzymes are all associated with ATP-generating pathways, either the glycolytic pathway or energy metabolism. In addition, several defense and stress proteins were changed in abundance in this study. These findings contribute to a better understanding of the biochemical processes during postmortem storage of meat.